Levels of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record highs last year, making Earth a more dangerous planet for future generations, says the World Meteorological Organization.
The United Nations’ weather agency issued graphs showing levels of carbon dioxide climbing steadily each year since reliable records began in 1984.
WMO’s announcement comes a day after France welcomed international environment ministers to informal discussions ahead of the 2014 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21.
Beginning on November 30, the 12-day event will bring together more than 190 countries in Paris, where discussions on a potential new global agreement on combatting climate change will take place.
Much-needed, if the UK Met Office predictions are proved correct. It says 2015 is likely to be the first year when global warming breaches one degree celsius.